Good Data: How Information Will Transform Business in Africa

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The Closing Plenary at the CCA's 2017 Africa Business Summit will provide an overview of the recent milestones and successes in regional integration.
8 June 2017
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Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, DC)

Corporate Council on Africa's - 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit

June 13-16, 2017
Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, DC


Good Data: How Information Will Transform Business in Africa
A 2014 Economist article described Africa as "the continent of missing data." As businesses, investors and policy makers in Africa look to make evidence-based decisions on where to invest, which firms to partner with, and how to target consumers, data is critical. Good data on Africa is hard to find though. This panel will discuss how data is collected and analyzed on the continent and how business and governments can utilize it to communicate, drive growth and support development.

Carolyn Campbell, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Emerging Capital Partners

Greg Cohen – Co-Founder and Executive Director, Asoko Insight
Daniel Ngwepe, Head of Government Relations for Sub-Saharan Africa, Visa, Inc.
Ebele Okobi – Public Policy Director, Africa, Facebook, Inc.
Alain Tschudin – Executive Director, SADC, Good Governance Africa
Robert Watkinson – Partner, Portland Communications


About the U.S.-Africa Business Summit

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will convene business and government leaders at its 11th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC to discuss the challenges of doing business in Africa, proffer actionable solutions for businesses looking to seize opportunities, and begin to shape U.S.-Africa trade and investment policies. The theme for the 2017 U.S.-Africa Business Summit is The U.S. Stake in Africa: A Call for Greater Economic Engagement. This overarching theme is explored through three main topics on each day:

1.      Navigating the African Market
2.      Africa in a Globalizing Economy
3.      Regional Integration and the Impact on Trade and Investment


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